I, Tonya | Margot Robbie's redneck rebel is skating on thin ice
There's no need to have class when you have talent.
Margot Robbie burns up the ice as disgraced 1990s figure skater Tonya Harding in the ferociously funny black-comedy biopic I, Tonya. Skating a blade-thin line between send-up and celebration, the Oscar-nominated Robbie totally nails the role of the redneck rebel who shook up her prissy sport - and then became a national hate figure after being implicated in an attack on rink rival Nancy Kerrigan. Robbie’s fellow Oscar nominee Allison Janney is a blast, too, as Harding’s impossibly mean-spirited mom.
Certificate 15. Runtime 119 mins. Director Craig Gillespie
Available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Entertainment One.
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